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Undergraduate Research Showcase

Undergraduate research is the exploration of a specific topic within a field by an undergraduate student that makes an original contribution to the discipline.

Undergraduate Research

What is Undergraduate Research at Valencia College?

  • In its most simple description, undergraduate research is undergraduate students learning by doing - the pinnacle of active learning.
  • Since students reinforce and expand their knowledge through active inquiry in scholarly and discipline research processes, the guidance of an undergraduate research faculty mentor is the purest form of teaching.
  • The research experience may vary by discipline and focus, and be academic, applied, design-based, or creative. It may range from open-ended to authentic inquiry, but it is useful to students and often the discipline of study.
  • Students receive training on elements of research or scholarship such as discipline-specific methodology, library research and literature review, ethical standards of research, safety (if applicable), effective project management, and communication and presentation skills.

To learn more, visit Valencia College: Undergraduate Research.

Undergraduate Research Image Gallery

Professor and students with research poster
student with research poster
Student doing research in a lab
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